February 15, 2013 Subject:
1981 would not have been so very fine without it. That's why this years Morning Dew's are the most beautiful perhaps, staring with 9/11, 12/31, 8/12 first. Great year for touring! Show after show Jerry's singing and guitar playing at certain points seemed to be at their peak, not that you could say that about the band as a whole. There is a price for everything such as 12-13 years of lameness (Jerry) afterwards.
I liked this set the best for the European and UK tour. This Dew goes on my list, Jerry fans nicely (but not 10/3).
October 18, 2011 Subject:
Yeah, of course Jerry & Brent were ridin' the dragon. They had just played a show in Amsterdam.
September 15, 2010 Subject:
Jazz Player & Former addict
I have played jazz guitar for 35 years and seen 200+ Dead shows. I always thought my best solos were done when I was smacked out, but in the end it almost destroyed me, my family, and the band.
I am now straight for 7 years, but I have never again approached the "high" level of playing that smack brought me. Of course I would never do it again, but there certainly is something to that drug and creativity.
September 14, 2010 Subject:
Re: Bad Habits
If Garcia broke a string we blame the drugs...lets cut him some slack. Most geniuses are tortured and Garcia's no exception. We cant pretend to know the burden he felt or the responsibilties to the organization and fans that wieghed on him. Addiction is a very personal thing to the user but unfortunatly it effects everyone around them. Its still effecting us fans even so many years after his passing and yes I understand the anger but lets move on and start focusing on the good that he left us.
)€-\) H€-\) -
August 27, 2009 Subject:
I know this is a unknown fact
but is it really? He is ultra smacked out in the beginning of the set 1, so is Brent. Some songs come off mediocre. Maybe they all are since they are all in this sound together. I'm sure they were up for sampling the French connection in '81. I read a post on here That claimed Jerry's heroin addiction aided his creativity in '77 since Heroin stimulates creativity in the beginning of the addiction. What? more like the smack may have not wore him out yet. He was an artist destined to have a peak and valley, but his was a sharp decline. I don't know why I am going on about all this, maybe I am mad he is not around anymore to give me my favorite fix.
May 12, 2009 Subject:
Merci Beaucoup !!!
Thanks for uploading this to the archive! - this is an awesome source and the playing is great! :-) God Bless The Good Ol' Grateful Dead!!